[Linux4christians] Re: Linux Server
THORPB at uk.ibm.com
Fri Jun 16 02:53:15 EDT 2006
> It's probably not entirely accurate at this date to class Ubuntu
> only as a desktop distro. As they have a separate install CD for
> server, specific kernels for server use, and some special
> application packages like LAMP. With the long term support in place
> Ubuntu is arguably getting positioned to be considered an
> "enterprise" distro for both desktop and server. I sure like the
> direction it is headed, but time will tell if they have the
> wherewithal to pull it off.
At the moment I still class them in the 'desktop distro with aspirations' -
the server install is still relatively new, and, although I do really like
Ubuntu, I'm not sure that I would, at this point, definitely put them in a
production environment - I guess it would depend on whether or not it was
> Actually I have a hard time including Debian in the "Desktops" list.
> I haven't used it in a while so maybe it has changed but not too
> long ago it was a serious piece of work to get a full-featured
> desktop running on Debian. Not at all like the whiz-bang installers
> for distros like FC, RH, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Suse. Has that changed?
Yes, it's changed. The curses installer that Ubuntu used up until Breezy (I
believe that the Dapper install is now from the live CD, although I haven't
used it) was the new Debian installer, although I suspect that Ubuntu
tweaked it a bit.
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